Thursday, December 8, 2011
The hypocrisy of price wars in Tattooing and Piercing
This goes along with my previous post, but for some reason I didn't include it there.
Price wars have been running rampant for the past couple of years as a result of so many people feeling they are too good to work for someone else. A person decides they are going to open their own shop so that they can keep all the money, don't have to answer to anyone and can do things their way. In addition to adding another shop to the over saturated market, they drop their prices lower than everyone else.
Next thing you see is other shops attacking the cheap pricing being offered by these idiots, which is great. Educate the public on the dangers associated with cheap tattoos and piercings!!! But NOOOO...what do they do now? Lower their prices to the same level. Rather than have some respect for yourself, your clients and your art form, just drop your standards...yeah, that will show them! All this is doing is cheapening something that was once respected in a way to show who's boss.
You see a lot of shops ranting how "good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good". Hey genius....same thing goes for piercings!!! If one of the services you provide is cheap....guess what? it's all cheap!
The positive side to this is that more and more customers, both current and potential, are realizing this.
HAVE A LITTLE SELF RESPECT!!!!!